Glossary: Stem Cell Terms and Definitions


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There are 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Langerhans cells
Langerhans cells are dendritic but unpigmented and are found nearer the skin surface than melanocytes. They are present in all layers of the epidermis and are most prominent in the stratum spinosum.

Lymphocytes are white blood cells that are also one of the body's main types of immune cells. Lymphocytes include natural killer cells (which function in cell-mediated, cytotoxic innate immunity), T cells (for cell-mediated, cytotoxic adaptive immunity), and B cells (for humoral, antibody-driven adaptive immunity).

Lymphoid stem cell
The pluripotent stem cell can differentiate into either the myeloid cell line or the lymphoid cell line. Lymphoid cells include T cells, B cells, natural killer cells, and innate lymphoid cells.